LAST night, the UFC staged arguably their biggest fight card of 2019 with UFC 244 when Jorge Masvidal stopped Nate Diaz on cuts at a sold out Madison Square Garden in New York.
Between them, Diaz and Masvidal now have 25 career defeats (12 for Diaz, 13 for Masvidal). In boxing, two fighters with that many defeats headlining a flagship card is unheard of. In fact, it’s impossible – and that’s why boxing, as a sport, must learn from this latest UFC milestone.
Not only was this one of the UFC’s coveted pay-per-view slots for the year, it was just the fourth time the company has staged a show at the iconic Garden, and it marked their 500th ever event – they weren’t just handing any old show to Diaz and Masvidal.